sexta-feira, 8 de agosto de 2014

Xadrez - Mate em 3! (Vladimir Nabokov)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, The Sunday Times, 05/11/1967.
Codigo FEN: R7/8/2p5/p1p5/K1Pk4/2NP4/7Q/8 w - - 0 1.



Here's an interesting problem: White to play and give checkmate in 3 moves!



Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Saint Petersburg, Russia, 22 April 1899 — Montreux, Switzerland, 2 July 1977) was one of the most prominent writers in the 20th century. Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, and then became internationally famous as a master of English prose. His most known work is Lolita (1955). He was very interested in chess problems, and even published a book with puzzles: Poems and Problems (1970).






Xadrez - Mate em 2! (Machado de Assis)

Machado de Assis, Caissana Brasileira, 1898.
Código FEN: 4B1KQ/1p2k2N/1P2p3/2Pp1p2/3P1P2/8/1n6/8 w - - 0 1.

(A problem composed by Machado de Assis: White to play and give checkmate in 2 moves!)

Machado de Assis, gênio de literatura brasileira.



(Famous writer Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis is probably the greatest name in history of Brazilian Literature, author of the classic books Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas [also known in English as Epitaph for a Small Winner], The Alienist [also known in English as The Psychiatrist], Sir DourPhilosopher or Dog?, and Counselor Aires's Memoirs, among others. His works were translated into many languages, and have admirers all over the world. Chess was one of his favorite amusements: besides playing, he also used to compose problems, such as the puzzle above.)



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